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Managing Conflict in Your Spousal Relationship
When two people from diverse backgrounds, upbringing and life experiences come together, they are bound to experience some conflicts. No relationship, regardless of how great it is or how long it has endured, is immune from disagreements. Whether those disputes are major or minor, the key to mari...

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The Secret Weapon to a Stronger Marriage
Embracing Forgivness in Four Words   “Will you forgive me?” I will never forget the power of those four words the first time my husband asked them of me. In many ways, they meant more to me than him saying, “I love you,” because the very fact that he acknowled...

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New London Couple Recognized as State’s Longest Married Couple
New London Couple Recognized as State’s Longest Married Couple   In each of the 71 years that Russell and Pauline DeMarco have been married, their love for each other has grown stronger. How does such an enduring love last despite the challenges and differences that all married coup...

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Strengthening Marriage Through Couple Prayer
With the turn of the page to January, many people make a New Year’s resolution. This year, why not consider making a resolution that will enrich your marriage, strengthen your bond of intimacy with your spouse and help heal the differences between you more easily? All of this can be done throu...

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Bishop Barron Says New Vatican Document Affirms Church’s Timeless Teaching on Marriage
WASHINGTON – The document released this week by the Vatican on the pastoral meaning of blessings insists that marriage is a union of one man and one woman in lifelong fidelity and openness to children, said Bishop Robert Barron of Winona-Rochester. Following the publication of Fiducia sup...

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From Clutter to Connection: How Cleaning the Breezeway Transformed Our Marriage
The breezeway between our garage and house has always been a source of conflict between my husband and me. I like it to be clean, uncluttered and a place where I can sit three seasons out of the year. The lovely wicker set placed there creates an inviting space for me to read, or a cozy spot for ...

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A Parent's Struggle, Yet Joy!

Posted on October 18, 2023 in: Marriage

A Parent's Struggle, Yet Joy!
  A Parent’s Struggle, Yet Joy!   Our youngest daughter got married this summer to a wonderful young man that my husband and I admire and have grown to love as our own. As a parent, it is an incredible joy to know your child has found someone who loves, understands and acc...

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Torrential Rains Can’t Stop Enduring Love from Shining Forth
Despite the torrential rains outside, the hearts and spirits of over 60 married couples inside the Cathedral of Saint Patrick were lifted as they renewed their marriage commitment during the Annual Diocesan Silver and Golden Anniversary Mass. Sixty-seven couples, ranging in years married from 25 ...

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Don't Miss Out - Diocese to Recognize Anniversary Couples
The registration deadline is August 14, 2023. This is a firm date, so please register early. Sunday, September 10 is the date set for the Annual Silver and Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass at The Cathedral of Saint Patrick in Norwich. Bishop Michael Cote will be the main celebrant for this year&rs...

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What is Natural Family Planning?

Posted on July 29, 2023 in: Marriage

What is Natural Family Planning?
Click here for myths and realities of NFP, benefits, and resources.  The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops writes "Natural Family Planning (NFP) is the general title for the scientific, natural, and moral methods of family planning that can help married couples either ach...

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